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Modeling of Piezoelectric Transducers Made of PZT for Energy Harvesting

J. Golebiowski [1], P. Bakolik [2],
[1] Lodz University of Technology, Department of Semiconductor and Optoelectronics Devices, Poland
[2] Lodz Univeristy of Technology, Poland

This work shows the results of modeling of piezoelectric transducers used to recover energy from mechanical vibrations. The analysis consists of usefulness of commercial ceramic PZT transducers to power electronic systems. Determined output load characteristics, characteristics of the effect of stress on the output power. Systems, which recover electrical energy for example from mechanical ...

Investigation of a Hybrid Winding Concept for Toroidal Inductors Using 3D Finite Element Modeling

H. Schneider[1], T. Andersen[1], J. D. Mønster[1], M. P. Madsen[1], A. Knott[1], M. A. E. Andersen[1]
[1]Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

This paper investigates a hybrid winding concept for a toroidal inductor by simulating the winding resistance as a function of frequency. The problem of predicting the resistance of a non-uniform and complex winding shape is solved using 3D Finite Element Modeling. A prototype is built and tested experimentally to verify the simulation results. Finally, the COMSOL Multiphysics® LiveLink™ to ...

Modeling of Rotating Magnetic Field Eddy Current Probe for Inspection of Tubular Metallic Components

T. V. Shyam[1], B. S. V. G. Sharma[1], K. Madhusoodanan[1]
[1]Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Rotating Magnetic Field Eddy current technique is a promising technique for inspection of flaws in metallic tubular components. Three primary coils, 120 degrees apart in space, are excited with three phase current source, by virtue, a rotating magnetic field polarised in radial direction is generated. This radial field interacts with metallic tube and generates ...

Finite Element Modeling of Remote Field Eddy Current Phenomenon

T. Jayakumar[1], B. Purnachandra Rao[2], C. K. Mukhopadhyay[3], B. Sasi[2], V. Arjun[5], S. Thirunavukkarasu[2]
[1]Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
[2]Nondestructive Evaluation Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India
[3]EMSI Section, Nondestructive Evaluation Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, TN, India
[5]NDE Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, TN, India

Remote field eddy current (RFEC) technique is a method of detecting defects in ferromagnetic tubes. This is based on low frequency eddy current, which employs an exciter coil and a receiver coil separated by a characteristic distance. The exciter is fed with a low frequency sinusoidal current and the receiver coil senses the perturbation of the magnetic fields caused by the eddy currents in the ...

Development of Magnetic Field Components for the Polarisation Option of the Neutron Spectrometer FOCUS

L. Holitzner[1], U. Filges[1], J.P. Embs[2], T. Fennell[2], T. Panzner[1]
[1]Laboratory for Developments and Methods, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
[3]Laboratory for Neutron Scattering, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland

We show a new, favourable space-saving method to host a neutron polarizer in the iron-containing monochromator shielding of a time-of-flight spectrometer for cold neutrons. In this poster you can learn e.g., how to create a robust, homogeneous, rectangular magnetic field (here realized by permanent magnet queues inside an iron tube). The time-of-flight spectrometer FOCUS at the spallation ...

Investigating Magnetic and Electric Fields Couplings for 3D Models in Harmonic and Transient States

O. Maloberti [1], O. Mansour [1]
[1] ESIEE Amiens, Amiens, France

At present, no 3D transient magnetic and electric fields formulation with strong eddy currents and high electric fields is available in the physical applications with COMSOL Multiphysics® software. However, some industrial products need such a tool, as it is the case for induction coils of pulsed magnetic technologies. The principle is to induce a force thanks to strong eddy currents induced by ...

Tunable Resonance of Star Shaped Nanostructures

R. Díaz de León-Zapata [1,2], B. Mora [2], M. Jose-Yacaman [3], F. J. Gonzalez [2]
[1] Instituto Tecnológico de San Luis Potosí, Av. Tecnológico s/n, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., Mexico
[2] Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, CIACyT, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., Mexico
[3] University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Auto assembled Ag-ZnO [1] star shaped nanostructures depicted in figure 1, presents their natural electromagnetic resonance at 60 THz. In this work we present that is possible to change this value by covering it with a variable in thickness layer of gold. The analysis is performed by numerical simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics® software.

Innovation of Combustion Particle Control Technologies Assisted by Numerical Modeling

D. Rubinetti [1],
[1] Institute of Biomass and Resource Efficiency, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Windisch, Switzerland

Worldwide efforts to promote the use of renewable energies include combustion-based technologies that produce substantial amounts of pollutants. In order to control the environmental impact a proper treatment of exhaust gases is required. This study describes the development of a numerical model for an electric filter to cover the interdependent phenomena of Fluid Mechanics, Particle Dynamics ...

Optimization of an Electromagnetic Actuator with COMSOL Multiphysics

T. Müller[1], A. Schwenger[2], and H. Haase[1]
[1]Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Messtechnik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
[2]Volkswagen AG, Germany

This paper describes the automatic optimization of an electromagnetic actuator using a genetic algorithm.  The actuator modeled here is dedicated for charge changing valve actuation in internal combustion engines. In the first step of the simulation, several operating points are calculated using the script language of COMSOL Multiphysics. In order to reduce computation time, only one segment of ...

Model of an Interdigitated Electrodes System for Cell Counting Based on Impedance Spectroscopy

E. Bianchi[1][2], F. Bellati[1], E. Rollo[2], G. Dubini[1], C. Guiducci[2]
[1]Politecnico di Milano, LaBS, Laboratory of Biological Structure Mechanics, Milano, Italy
[2]Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Laboratory of Life Sciences Electronics - Swiss Up Chair, Lausanne, Switzerland

A model of a cell counter sensor based on Impedance Spectroscopy (IS) has been implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics. The cell counter is a silicon-based microdevice consisting in 3D electrodes placed in a wide microchannel: cells flow in the microchannel through the electrodes to be detected. The model allows to evaluate the functionality of the device depending on geometrical parameters and ...